Emiliano Marcondes is set to return to Brentford in January after spending the first half of the season on loan at FC Midtjylland, according to Danish outlet bold.dk.
The attacking midfielder joined the Danish Superliga leaders on a half-season loan back in September, and it now appears he will return to West London in the new year where he will compete for first-team football with Thomas Frank’s side.
Marcondes made five appearances for the Bees at the start of the current campaign, while he has since scored one goal in his nine appearances for Midtjylland, but he is now reportedly set to return to England during Denmark’s mid-season break.
Injuries have meant the 24-year-old has struggled for consistency since arriving at Griffin Park in January 2018, but he now seems set to contribute to the Bees’ promotion push this term with Frank’s side now sitting seventh in the table.
Speaking to bold.dk, Marcondes made the claim that he will return to play for Brentford from January onwards, but he did not rule out a return to Midtjylland when the Superliga restarts in February.
“The plan is that I go over there and train with, and then I can already play games from 1 January. Then I get a better sense of what decision I should take,” he said.
“We’re talking about it, of course, but right now I’m focusing on the last matches. After that, there is a long start before the Super League starts again.”
Marcondes is yet to find the net in his 31 appearances since his switch from FC Nordsjælland in 2018, but he has registered three assists during his inconsistent time at Griffin Park so far.
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Marcondes is clearly liked by Frank given the attacking midfielder was deployed five times this term before his loan spell, but it now remains to be seen how much playing time he will be permitted when he returns.
Brentford have been in excellent form of late which has seen them win six of their last eight matches, including a 7-0 win over Luton over the weekend, and the Bees’ attacking unit are now firing on all cylinders.
It will be difficult for Marcondes to break into the side with the likes of Said Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo and Jay Dasilva all playing so well, but his return will provide some welcome depth to the Bees’ side if nothing else.